Patience is a virtue, especially in the cigar business. Cigar tobacco doesn’t like to be rushed, and going from seed to smoke takes years. But if...more
Posted: December 1, 2014 By David Savona
The Cuban Cigar Industry Fights the War Against Fakes
Posted: October 1, 2014 By Gregory Mottola
Cuba’s only made three of its ultrarare Gran Reservas, and the latest has just gone on sale
Posted: April 1, 2014 By David Savona
Once relegated to waistbands south of 50 ring gauge, Havana cigars are bulking up. The movement that’s long rocked the rest of the tobacco world...more
Posted: January 7, 2014 By David Savona
As the year draws to a close, collectors of Havana cigars turn their focus to Edición Limitadas. The identity of these special cigars is revealed...more
Posted: December 1, 2013 By David Savona
How much would you pay for an aged cigar? For one anonymous collector the answer is apparently more than $1,000, as a half dozen Dunhill Estupendos...more
Posted: August 1, 2013 By David Savona
Cuba’s annual cigar party draws hundreds to Havana, raising nearly $1.3 million for charity
Posted: June 1, 2013 By David Savona
In 2012, Cuban cigars rated better in Cigar Aficionado magazine than at any time since the early 1990s.
Posted: May 8, 2013 By Gordon Mott
Cigar Aficionado is back from Havana. Our editors were in Cuba last week to cover the 15th annual Festival del Habano, or Habanos Festival, where...more
Posted: March 8, 2013 By CA Staff
The long journey a tobacco leaf takes through a Cuban cigar factory, from front door to cigar box
Posted: February 4, 2013 By Gordon Mott
Purchasing Cuban cigars in Havana can mean good bargains, especially when you stick to the older brands.
Posted: September 20, 2012 By David Savona
With a backdrop of writhing dancers and fierce drumbeats, the Cuban cigar industry held its annual celebration, the Habanos Festival. We relate the festivities as well as the best of the new smokes that debuted.